Philly First Home – We are offering a homebuyer assistance grant of up to $10,000 (or 6% of the home’s purchase price, whichever is lower) to assist first-time homebuyers reduce the principal, cover down payment and loan closing costs.
Federal Support Programs: https://www.usa.gov/buying-home
HUD has a lot of great resources including rights, questions to ask, and more: https://www.hud.gov/topics/buying_a_home
“A Tax Delinquent Sheriff Sale allows the City of Philadelphia to recapture unpaid municipal debt levied on properties located in the City… In general, the properties listed in a Tax Delinquent Sheriff Sale are in very poor condition. But, you are free and clear of all liens levied on any property you buy.” – Philly Living
An overview of the process: http://www.officeofphiladelphiasheriff.com/en/real-estate/how-sheriffs-sales-work/overview-of-the-sheriff-sale-process